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Boy stabbed repeatedly in New York restaurant

By Angelica Bonus, CNN
  • The 8-year-old boy is being treated for a punctured lung
  • The attack was random, police say

New York (CNN) -- An 8-year-old boy, who was repeatedly stabbed at a Long Island, New York, restaurant, was recovering from a punctured lung and other wounds Saturday, police said.

The boy was spending time with his family at the Dave & Buster's in Westbury when he was attacked by a 23-year-old man who approached him from behind, police said. The man placed his left hand on the victim's shoulder and stabbed the boy five times with a three-and-half-inch folding knife, police Lt. Kevin Smith told reporters.

The boy had been playing a video game with his parents nearby, Smith said.

Police arrived shortly after the boy's father and a witness captured the attacker, identified as Evan Sachs, outside the men's room, authorities said. The incident was random; Sachs didn't know the child, police said.

Sachs faces charges of second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault and possession of deadly weapon.